WSR 99-01-138

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[Order 98-249--Filed December 22, 1998, 9:02 a.m.]



Date of Adoption: December 4, 1998.

Purpose: To amend WAC 232-28-264, 232-28-272, and 232-28-271.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-28-264, 232-28-272, and 232-28-271.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.040.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 98-21-092 on October 21, 1998.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: The adopted version of WAC 232-28-264 Official hunting hours and small game seasons, differs from the proposed version filed with the code reviser in the following specifics:

1. On the first page of the WAC, the title of the WAC should be changed to read "1998-99 and 1999-2000 Official hunting hours and small game seasons."

2. On the second page of the WAC, the title, dates, and times in the 1998-99 hunting hours table for Migratory Game Birds, Upland Birds, and Wild Turkeys, and Exceptions 1, 2, and 4 of the table should be reinserted. Exception 2 should be changed to add the following language in the last part of the sentence: "Goose hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except one-half hour before sunrise to sunset during the September goose season and 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the late goose season." Exception 4 should be renumbered Exception 3.

3. On the fourth and fifth pages of the WAC, the title, dates, and times in the 1998-99 hunting hours table for Game Animals and Game Birds, and Exceptions 3 and 4 should be reinserted. The title of the table should be changed to read "1998-99 Official Hunting Hours for Game Animals and Game Birds (Except Migratory, and Upland Game Birds, and Wild Turkeys) September 1, 1998 to January 31, 1999." Exceptions 3 and 4 should be renumbered Exceptions 1 and 2, respectively.

4. On the fifth page of the WAC, the title for the 1999-2000 hunting hours table for Game Animals and Game Birds should be changed to read "1999-2000 Official Hunting Hours for Game Animals and Game Birds (Except Migratory, and Upland Game Birds, and Wild Turkeys) September 1, 1999 to January 31, 2000."

5. On the twentieth page of the WAC, for crow season, reinsert "Oct. 1, 1998 - Jan. 31, 1999."

The adopted version of WAC 232-28-272 1999-2000 Black bear and cougar hunting seasons and regulations, differs from the proposed version filed with the code reviser in the following specifics: None.

The adopted version of WAC 232-28-271 Private lands wildlife management area hunting seasons, rules and boundary descriptions, differs from the proposed version filed with the code reviser in the following specifics:

1. On the first page, change the legal deer for the general archery seasons from any deer to 2 point minimum or antlerless and the general muzzleloader legal deer from antlerless only to 2 point minimum or antlerless. The PLWMA manager requested the change in legal deer for consistency among user groups.

2. The table for Elk General Seasons on Private Lands Wildlife Management Areas for Champion's PLWMA 401 Kapowsin Tree Farm should be deleted. The PLWMA manager wants to drop the antlerless elk hunts to provide increases in the elk population.

3. The 1999 Wilson mule deer permit draw table should be amended. The third sentence in the last paragraph should read: "All hunters shall have a valid modern firearm deer tag and written authorization from the manager to participate in these hunts." The PLWMA manager believes the Wilson Creek hunts are best suited to modern firearm hunters and all hunts should be restricted to those with modern firearm deer tags.

4. The 1999 Champion's Kapowsin Tree Farm blacktail deer permit draw table was adjusted to reflect the deletion of the December 17-19 hunts. The Champion PLWMA manager wants to reduce the antlerless deer harvest and adjusted permit quotas to reduce harvest.

5. Under 1999 Wilson Creek mule deer access quotas and seasons, the "s" should be deleted from the word "tags" in the first sentence. The change was made to correct a typographical error.

6. Under Champion's Tree Farm - Raffle Quotas and Seasons, 1999 blacktail deer, the second column heading should be changed from "Quota" to "Permit Number." The following sentence should be added: "Hunters drawing a Champion deer raffle permit may purchase a second deer tag for the Champion hunt." Also, the phone number for Champion should be changed to 1-800-782-1493. Champion would also like to change the ending date for the raffle buck permits from November 21 to November 18. The corrections to the Champion 1999 blacktail deer raffle quotas and seasons were made to accommodate PLWMA manager desires.

7. The following new table should be inserted into Access Quotas & Raffle Seasons:



1999 Blacktail Deer

Champion's Kapowsin Tree Farm - Antlerless Harvest Quotas

Hunts open only to persons purchasing Champion's annual access permits.

Hunting Method Harvest Quota 1999 Permit Season Special Restrictions Boundary Descriptions
Any Legal 5 Dec. 17-19 Antlerless Only PLWMA 401 North

Kapowsin North

Any Legal 10 Dec. 17-19 Antlerless Only PLWMA 401 Central

Kapowsin Central

Any Legal 10 Dec. 17-19 Antlerless Only PLWMA 401 South

Kapowsin South



New antlerless deer hunts on Champion were made to promote Champion annual access permits.

8. Under Elk Raffle Seasons, Champion (PLWMA 401) Kapowsin Tree Farm, the following sentence should be added: "Hunters drawing a Champion elk raffle permit are eligible to purchase a second elk tag for the Champion hunt." Also, the phone number for Champion should be changed to 1-800-782-1493. Changes were made in the verbiage to promote the Champion hunts.

9. See the following page for the PLWMA 401 Champion (Pierce County) boundary description changes. The boundary changes are proposed to incorporate new land holdings into the PLWMA.

10. The phone number in the 1999 blacktail deer and 1999 elk Merrill and Ring's Pysht Tree Farm raffle quotas and seasons was changed to 1-800-998-2382.

PLWMA 401 - Champion (Pierce County): Beginning at the intersection of Champion haul road (Champion 1 Rd.) and the Camp One Road near the town of Kapowsin; then southwest along ((Champion 1 Rd. to east side of Lake Kapowsin, then along)) the east side of Lake Kapowsin to Ohop Creek; then up Ohop Creek to Champion ownership line; then along ownership line to ((N.W.)) S.W. corner ((Section 31, T17N R5E then south along section line to 1/4 corner)) of the north half of Section 6, T16N, R5E; then easterly along Weyerhaeuser/Champion ownership line to the intersection with Busy Wild Creek; then up Busy Wild Creek to intersection with Champion ownership on the section line between Sections 10 & 15, T15N, R6E; then west and south along DNR/Champion ownership line and Plum Creek Timber Co./Champion ownership line to most southerly point of Champion ownership (northwest of Ashford, WA); then easterly along Champion ownership line to DNR/Champion ownership line; then north and east to USFS/Champion ownership line; then ((north)) east along USFS/Champion ownership line to S.W. corner of Section 31, T16N, R7E; then ((east)) north along USFS/Champion ownership line to ((S.E.)) N.W. corner Section ((31)) 32, T16N, R7E; then ((north along USFS/Champion ownership line to N.W. corner Section 32, T16N, R7E; then)) east along Plum Creek Timber Co./USFS ownership line to N.E. corner of Section 32, T16N, R7E; then south along USFS/Champion ownership line to S.E. corner Section 32, T16N, R7E; then east along USFS/Champion ownership line to Mount Rainier National Park Boundary; then north along Mount Rainier National Park Boundary to N.E. corner Section ((33 T17N, R7E; then following north and west along USFS/Champion ownership line to intersection with SR 165 near the N.E. corner Section)) 24, T17N, R7E; then northwest along SR 165 to intersection with Carbon River; then down Carbon River to the BPA Transmission Line; then south and west along the powerline to the Fisk Road; then south along the Fisk Road to the King Creek Gate; then north and west along the Brooks Road BPA Transmission line; then southwest along BPA Transmission line to the Puyallup River (excluding all small, private ownerships); then up Puyallup River to intersection with Champion haul road bridge; then south along Champion haul road to point of beginning. Another portion of PLWMA 401 Champion is the Buckley block (Kapowsin North described as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the BPA Transmission line and South Prairie Creek; then up South Prairie Creek to East Fork South Prairie Creek; then up East Fork South Prairie Creek to Plum Creek Timber Co./Champion ownership line (on south line of Section 33, T19N, R7E); then along Champion ownership line to center line of Section 34, T19N, R7E; then north and east along DNR/Champion ownership line to S.W. corner of Section 27, T19N, R7E; then north along Weyerhaeuser/Champion ownership line to White River; then down White River to where it crosses west line Section 6, T19N, R7E; then south and west along Champion ownership line to intersection with South Prairie Creek; then up South Prairie Creek to point of beginning.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, amended 3, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

December 16, 1998

Lisa Pelly, Chair

Fish and Wildlife Commission

OTS-2671.1

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 98-154, filed 8/13/98, effective 9/13/98)



WAC 232-28-264  ((1997-98,)) 1998-99((,)) and 1999-2000 Official hunting hours and small game seasons.



((1997-98 OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS

FOR MIGRATORY GAME BIRDS, UPLAND BIRDS, AND WILD TURKEYS.*



September 1, 1997 to January 31, 1998



Western Washington

from

Eastern Washington

from

Dates (Inclusive) A.M. to P.M. A.M. to P.M.
Daylight Savings Time
Mon. Sept. 1 - Sun. Sept. 7 6:00 7:45 5:50 7:30
Mon. Sept. 8 - Sun. Sept. 14 6:10 7:30 6:00 7:20
Mon. Sept. 15 - Sun. Sept. 21 6:20 7:15 6:10 7:05
Mon. Sept. 22 - Sun. Sept. 28 6:30 7:00 6:15 6:50
Mon. Sept. 29 - Sun. Oct. 5 6:40 6:45 6:30 6:35
Mon. Oct. 6 - Fri. Oct. 10 6:45 6:30 6:35 6:25
Oct. 11 Sat. 6:50 6:30 6:40 6:15
Oct. 12 Sun. 6:50 6:30 6:40 6:15
Mon. Oct. 13 - Sun. Oct. 19 7:00 6:20 6:50 6:10
Mon. Oct. 20 - Sat. Oct. 25 7:10 6:10 7:00 5:55
Pacific Standard Time
Sun. Oct. 26 6:15 5:00 6:00 4:50
Mon. Oct. 27 - Sun. Nov. 2 6:20 4:55 6:15 4:45
Mon. Nov. 3 - Sun. Nov. 9 6:30 4:45 6:20 4:30
Mon. Nov. 10 - Sun. Nov. 16 6:40 4:35 6:30 4:25
Mon. Nov. 17 - Sun. Nov. 23 6:50 4:30 6:40 4:15
Mon. Nov. 24 - Sun. Nov. 30 7:00 4:20 6:50 4:10
Mon. Dec. 1 - Sun. Dec. 7 7:10 4:20 7:00 4:10
Mon. Dec. 8 - Sun. Dec. 14 7:15 4:20 7:05 4:05
Mon. Dec. 15 - Sun. Dec. 21 7:20 4:20 7:10 4:10
Mon. Dec. 22 - Sun. Dec. 28 7:25 4:25 7:15 4:10
Mon. Dec. 29 - Sun. Jan. 4 7:25 4:30 7:15 4:15
Mon. Jan. 5 - Sun. Jan. 11 7:25 4:35 7:15 4:25
Mon. Jan. 12 - Sun. Jan. 18 7:25 4:45 7:10 4:35
Mon. Jan. 19 - Sun. Jan. 25 7:20 4:55 7:05 4:45
Mon. Jan. 26 - Sat. Jan. 31 7:10 5:00 7:00 4:50



.* These are lawful hunting hours (one-half hour before sunrise to sunset) for migratory game birds (duck, goose, coot, snipe, mourning dove, and band-tailed pigeon); upland birds (pheasant, quail, partridge); and turkey during established seasons.



Exceptions:

1) Western Washington - Pheasant and quail hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in all areas.

2) Clark (except areas south of the Washougal River), Cowlitz, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties - Goose hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. November-January; and 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. February-March.

3) Bobcat and raccoon are exempt from hunting hour restrictions during established bobcat and raccoon seasons except when that area is open to modern firearm hunting of deer or elk, hunting hours shall be one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

4) Hunting hours for falconry seasons (except migratory game bird seasons) are exempt from these hunting hours, except on designated pheasant release sites.))





1998-99 OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS

FOR MIGRATORY GAME BIRDS, UPLAND BIRDS, AND WILD TURKEYS.*

September 1, 1998 to January 31, 1999



Western Washington

from

Eastern Washington

from

Dates (Inclusive) A.M. to P.M. A.M. to P.M.
Daylight Savings Time
Tues. Sept. 1 - Sun. Sept. 6 6:00 7:45 5:50 7:35
Mon. Sept. 7 - Sun. Sept. 13 6:10 7:35 6:00 7:20
Mon. Sept. 14 - Sun. Sept. 20 6:20 7:20 6:05 7:05
Mon. Sept. 21 - Sun. Sept. 27 6:30 7:05 6:15 6:50
Mon. Sept. 28 - Sun. Oct. 4 6:40 6:50 6:25 6:35
Mon. Oct. 5 - Sun. Oct. 11 6:45 6:35 6:25 6:25
Mon. Oct. 12 - Sun. Oct. 18 6:55 6:20 6:45 6:10
Mon. Oct. 19 - Sat. Oct. 24 7:05 6:10 6:55 6:00
Pacific Standard Time
Sun. Oct. 25 6:10 5:00 6:00 4:50
Mon. Oct. 26 - Sun. Nov. 1 6:20 4:55 6:05 4:45
Mon. Nov. 2 - Sun. Nov. 8 6:30 4:45 6:15 4:35
Mon. Nov. 9 - Sun. Nov. 15 6:40 4:35 6:30 4:25
Mon. Nov. 16 - Sun. Nov. 22 6:50 4:30 6:40 4:15
Mon. Nov. 23 - Sun. Nov. 29 7:00 4:25 6:50 4:10
Mon. Nov. 30 - Sun. Dec. 6 7:10 4:20 6:55 4:10
Mon. Dec. 7 - Sun. Dec. 13 7:15 4:20 7:05 4:05
Mon. Dec. 14 - Sun. Dec. 20 7:20 4:20 7:10 4:10
Mon. Dec. 21 - Sun. Dec. 27 7:25 4:20 7:15 4:10
Mon. Dec. 28 - Sun. Jan. 3 7:25 4:30 7:15 4:15
Mon. Jan. 4 - Sun. Jan. 10 7:25 4:35 7:15 4:25
Mon. Jan. 11 - Sun. Jan. 17 7:25 4:45 7:10 4:30
Mon. Jan. 18 - Sun. Jan. 24 7:20 4:55 7:05 4:40
Mon. Jan. 25 - Sat. Jan. 31 7:10 5:00 7:00 4:50



.* These are lawful hunting hours (one-half hour before sunrise to sunset) for migratory game birds (duck, goose, coot, snipe, mourning dove, and band-tailed pigeon); upland birds (pheasant, quail, partridge); and turkey during established seasons.



Exceptions:

1) Western Washington - Pheasant and quail hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in all areas.

2) Clark (except areas south of the Washougal River), Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, (except areas north of U.S. Highway 12 and west of U.S. Highway 101), Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties - Goose hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except one-half hour before sunrise to sunset during the September goose season and 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the late goose season.

3) ((Bobcat and raccoon are exempt from hunting hour restrictions during established bobcat and raccoon seasons except when that area is open to modern firearm hunting of deer or elk, hunting hours shall be one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

4))) Hunting hours for falconry seasons (except migratory game bird seasons) are exempt from these hunting hours, except on designated pheasant release sites.







1999-2000 OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS

FOR MIGRATORY GAME BIRDS, UPLAND BIRDS, AND WILD TURKEYS.*

September 1, 1999 to January 31, 2000



Western Washington

from

Eastern Washington

from

Dates (Inclusive) A.M. to P.M. A.M. to P.M.
Daylight Savings Time
Wed. Sept. 1 - Sun. Sept. 5 6:00 7:45 5:45 7:35
Mon. Sept. 6 - Sun. Sept. 12 6:05 7:35 5:50 7:20
Mon. Sept. 13 - Sun. Sept. 19 6:15 7:20 6:05 7:10
Mon. Sept. 20 - Sun. Sept. 26 6:25 7:10 6:15 6:50
Mon. Sept. 27 - Sun. Oct. 3 6:35 6:50 6:25 6:40
Mon. Oct. 4 - Sun. Oct. 10 6:45 6:40 6:35 6:25
Mon. Oct. 11 - Sun. Oct. 17 6:50 6:25 6:45 6:15
Mon. Oct. 18 - Sun. Oct. 24 7:05 6:15 6:55 6:00
Mon. Oct. 25 - Sat. Oct. 30 7:15 6:00 7:05 5:45
Pacific Standard Time
Sun. Oct. 31 - Sun. Nov. 7 6:25 4:45 6:15 4:35
Mon. Nov. 8 - Sun. Nov. 14 6:35 4:40 6:25 4:25
Mon. Nov. 15 - Sun. Nov. 21 6:50 4:30 6:35 4:20
Mon. Nov. 22 - Sun. Nov. 28 7:00 4:25 6:45 4:10
Mon. Nov. 29 - Sun. Dec. 5 7:05 4:20 6:50 4:10
Mon. Dec. 6 - Sun. Dec. 12 7:10 4:20 7:00 4:05
Mon. Dec. 13 - Sun. Dec. 19 7:20 4:20 7:05 4:05
Mon. Dec. 20 - Sun. Dec. 26 7:25 4:25 7:10 4:10
Mon. Dec. 27 - Sun. Jan. 2 7:30 4:25 7:15 4:15
Mon. Jan. 3 - Sun. Jan. 9 7:30 4:35 7:15 4:20
Mon. Jan. 10 - Sun. Jan. 16 7:25 4:40 7:10 4:30
Mon. Jan. 17 - Sun. Jan. 23 7:20 4:50 7:05 4:45
Mon. Jan. 24 - Mon. Jan. 31 7:15 5:00 7:00 4:50



.* These are lawful hunting hours (one-half hour before sunrise to sunset) for migratory game birds (duck, goose, coot, snipe, mourning dove, and band-tailed pigeon); upland birds (pheasant, quail, partridge); and turkey during established seasons.



Exceptions:

1) Western Washington - Pheasant and quail hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in all areas.

2) Clark (except areas south of the Washougal River), Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, (except areas north of U.S. Highway 12 and west of U.S. Highway 101), Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties - Goose hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except one-half hour before sunrise to sunset during the September Canada goose season and 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the late goose season.

3) ((Bobcat and raccoon are exempt from hunting hour restrictions during established bobcat and raccoon seasons except when that area is open to modern firearm hunting of deer or elk, hunting hours shall be one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

4))) Hunting hours for falconry seasons (except migratory game bird seasons) are exempt from these hunting hours, except on designated pheasant release sites.





((1997-1998 OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS

FOR GAME ANIMALS & GAME BIRDS (EXCEPT MIGRATORY AND UPLAND GAME BIRDS).*

September 1, 1997 to January 31, 1998



Western Washington

from

Eastern Washington

from

Dates (Inclusive) A.M. to P.M. A.M. to P.M.
Daylight Savings Time
Mon. Sept. 1 - Sun. Sept. 7 6:00 8:15 5:50 8:00
Mon. Sept. 8 - Sun. Sept. 14 6:10 8:00 6:00 7:50
Mon. Sept. 15 - Sun. Sept. 21 6:20 7:45 6:10 7:35
Mon. Sept. 22 - Sun. Sept. 28 6:30 7:30 6:15 7:20
Mon. Sept. 29 - Sun. Oct. 5 6:40 7:15 6:30 7:05
Mon. Oct. 6 - Fri. Oct. 10 6:45 7:00 6:35 6:55
Oct. 11 Sat. 6:50 7:00 6:40 6:45
Oct. 12 Sun. 6:50 7:00 6:40 6:45
Mon. Oct. 13 - Sun. Oct. 19 7:00 6:50 6:50 6:40
Mon. Oct. 20 - Sat. Oct. 25 7:10 6:40 7:00 6:25
Pacific Standard Time
Sun. Oct. 26 6:15 5:30 6:00 5:20
Mon. Oct. 27 - Sun. Nov. 2 6:20 5:25 6:15 5:15
Mon. Nov. 3 - Sun. Nov. 9 6:30 5:15 6:20 5:00
Mon. Nov. 10 - Sun. Nov. 16 6:40 5:05 6:30 4:55
Mon. Nov. 17 - Sun. Nov. 23 6:50 5:00 6:40 4:45
Mon. Nov. 24 - Sun. Nov. 30 7:00 4:50 6:50 4:40
Mon. Dec. 1 - Sun. Dec. 7 7:10 4:50 7:00 4:40
Mon. Dec. 8 - Sun. Dec. 14 7:15 4:50 7:05 4:35
Mon. Dec. 15 - Sun. Dec. 21 7:20 4:50 7:10 4:40
Mon. Dec. 22 - Sun. Dec. 28 7:25 4:55 7:15 4:40
Mon. Dec. 29 - Sun. Jan. 4 7:25 5:00 7:15 4:45
Mon. Jan. 5 - Sun. Jan. 11 7:25 5:05 7:15 4:55
Mon. Jan. 12 - Sun. Jan. 18 7:25 5:15 7:10 5:05
Mon. Jan. 19 - Sun. Jan. 25 7:20 5:25 7:05 5:15
Mon. Jan. 26 - Sat. Jan. 31 7:10 5:30 7:00 5:20



.* These are lawful hunting hours (one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset) for all game animals and migratory game birds (except duck, goose, coot, snipe, mourning dove, and band-tailed pigeon pheasant, quail, partridge, and turkey) during established seasons.



Exceptions:

1) Western Washington - Pheasant and quail hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in all areas.

2) Clark (except areas south of the Washougal River), Cowlitz, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties - Goose hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. November-January; and 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. February-March.

3) Bobcat and raccoon are exempt from hunting hour restrictions during established bobcat and raccoon seasons except when that area is open to modern firearm hunting of deer or elk, hunting hours shall be one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

4) Hunting hours for falconry seasons (except migratory game bird seasons) are exempt from these hunting hours, except on designated pheasant release sites.))





1998-1999 OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS

FOR GAME ANIMALS & GAME BIRDS (EXCEPT MIGRATORY ((AND)), UPLAND GAME BIRDS, AND WILD TURKEYS).*

September 1, 1998 to January 31, 1999



Western Washington

from

Eastern Washington

from

Dates (Inclusive) A.M. to P.M. A.M. to P.M.
Daylight Savings Time
Tues. Sept. 1 - Sun. Sept. 6 6:00 8:15 5:50 8:05
Mon. Sept. 7 - Sun. Sept. 13 6:10 8:05 6:00 7:50
Mon. Sept. 14 - Sun. Sept. 20 6:20 7:50 6:05 7:35
Mon. Sept. 21 - Sun. Sept. 27 6:30 7:35 6:15 7:20
Mon. Sept. 28 - Sun. Oct. 4 6:40 7:20 6:25 7:05
Mon. Oct. 5 - Sun. Oct. 11 6:45 7:05 6:25 6:55
Mon. Oct. 12 - Sun. Oct. 18 6:55 6:50 6:45 6:40
Mon. Oct. 19 - Sat. Oct. 24 7:05 6:40 6:55 6:30
Pacific Standard Time
Sun. Oct. 25 6:10 5:30 6:00 5:20
Mon. Oct. 26 - Sun. Nov. 1 6:20 5:25 6:05 5:15
Mon. Nov. 2 - Sun. Nov. 8 6:30 5:15 6:15 5:05
Mon. Nov. 9 - Sun. Nov. 15 6:40 5:05 6:30 4:55
Mon. Nov. 16 - Sun. Nov. 22 6:50 5:00 6:40 4:45
Mon. Nov. 23 - Sun. Nov. 29 7:00 4:55 6:50 4:40
Mon. Nov. 30 - Sun. Dec. 6 7:10 4:50 6:55 4:40
Mon. Dec. 7 - Sun. Dec. 13 7:15 4:50 7:05 4:35
Mon. Dec. 14 - Sun. Dec. 20 7:20 4:50 7:10 4:40
Mon. Dec. 21 - Sun. Dec. 27 7:25 4:50 7:15 4:40
Mon. Dec. 28 - Sun. Jan. 3 7:25 5:00 7:15 4:45
Mon. Jan. 4 - Sun. Jan. 10 7:25 5:05 7:15 4:55
Mon. Jan. 11 - Sun. Jan. 17 7:25 5:15 7:10 5:00
Mon. Jan. 18 - Sun. Jan. 24 7:20 5:25 7:05 5:10
Mon. Jan. 25 - Sat. Jan. 31 7:10 5:30 7:00 5:20



.* These are lawful hunting hours (one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset) for all game animals and game birds (except duck, goose, coot, snipe, mourning dove, band-tailed pigeon, pheasant, quail, partridge and turkey) during established seasons.



Exceptions:

1) ((Western Washington - Pheasant and quail hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in all areas.

2) Clark (except areas south of the Washougal River), Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, (except areas north of U.S. Highway 12 and west of U.S. Highway 101), Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties - Goose hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the late goose season.

3))) Bobcat and raccoon are exempt from hunting hour restrictions during established bobcat and raccoon seasons except when that area is open to modern firearm hunting of deer or elk, hunting hours shall be one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

((4))) 2) Hunting hours for falconry seasons (except migratory game bird seasons) are exempt from these hunting hours, except on designated pheasant release sites.





1999-2000 OFFICIAL HUNTING HOURS

FOR GAME ANIMALS & GAME BIRDS (EXCEPT MIGRATORY ((AND)), UPLAND GAME BIRDS, AND WILD TURKEYS).*

September 1, 1999 to January 31, 2000



Western Washington

from

Eastern Washington

from

Dates (Inclusive) A.M. to P.M. A.M. to P.M.
Daylight Savings Time
Wed. Sept. 1 - Sun. Sept. 5 6:00 8:15 5:45 8:05
Mon. Sept. 6 - Sun. Sept. 12 6:05 8:05 5:50 7:50
Mon. Sept. 13 - Sun. Sept. 19 6:15 7:50 6:05 7:40
Mon. Sept. 20 - Sun. Sept. 26 6:25 7:40 6:15 7:20
Mon. Sept. 27 - Sun. Oct. 3 6:35 7:20 6:25 7:10
Mon. Oct. 4 - Sun. Oct. 10 6:45 7:10 6:35 6:55
Mon. Oct. 11 - Sun. Oct. 17 6:50 6:55 6:45 6:45
Mon. Oct. 18 - Sun. Oct. 24 7:05 6:45 6:55 6:30
Mon. Oct. 25 - Sat. Oct. 30 7:15 6:30 7:05 6:15
Pacific Standard Time
Sun. Oct. 31 - Sun. Nov. 7 6:25 5:15 6:15 5:05
Mon. Nov. 8 - Sun. Nov. 14 6:35 5:10 6:25 4:55
Mon. Nov. 15 - Sun. Nov. 21 6:50 5:00 6:35 4:50
Mon. Nov. 22 - Sun. Nov. 28 7:00 4:55 6:45 4:40
Mon. Nov. 29 - Sun. Dec. 5 7:05 4:50 6:50 4:40
Mon. Dec. 6 - Sun. Dec. 12 7:10 4:50 7:00 4:35
Mon. Dec. 13 - Sun. Dec. 19 7:20 4:50 7:05 4:35
Mon. Dec. 20 - Sun. Dec. 26 7:25 4:55 7:10 4:40
Mon. Dec. 27 - Sun. Jan. 2 7:30 4:55 7:15 4:45
Mon. Jan. 3 - Sun. Jan. 9 7:30 5:05 7:15 4:50
Mon. Jan. 10 - Sun. Jan. 16 7:25 5:10 7:10 5:00
Mon. Jan. 17 - Sun. Jan. 23 7:20 5:20 7:05 5:15
Mon. Jan. 24 - Mon. Jan. 31 7:15 5:30 7:00 5:20



.* These are lawful hunting hours (one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset) for all game animals and game birds (except duck, goose, coot, snipe, mourning dove, band-tailed pigeon, pheasant, quail, partridge and turkey) during established seasons.



Exceptions:

1) ((Western Washington - Pheasant and quail hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in all areas.

2) Clark (except areas south of the Washougal River), Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, (except areas north of U.S. Highway 12 and west of U.S. Highway 101), Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties - Goose hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the late goose season.

3))) Bobcat and raccoon are exempt from hunting hour restrictions during established bobcat and raccoon seasons except when that area is open to modern firearm hunting of deer or elk, hunting hours shall be one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

((4))) 2) Hunting hours for falconry seasons (except migratory game bird seasons) are exempt from these hunting hours, except on designated pheasant release sites.



Hound Hunting During Deer and Elk Hunting Seasons



It is unlawful to hunt any wildlife at night or wild animals with dogs (hounds) during the months of September, October, or November in any area open to a center-fire rifle deer or elk season. The use of hounds to hunt black bear, cougar, and bobcat is prohibited year around.



bobcat



Bag and Possession Limits: No Limit



open season: State-wide, except closed in GMU 522.



((Sept. 2, 1997-Mar. 15, 1998;)) Sept. 8, 1998-Mar. 15, 1999; Sept. 7, 1999-Mar. 15, 2000.



raccoon



Bag and Possession Limits: No Limit



open season: State-wide, except closed on Long Island within Willapa National Wildlife Refuge and in GMU 522.



((Sept. 2, 1997-Mar. 15, 1998;)) Sept. 8, 1998-Mar. 15, 1999; Sept. 7, 1999-Mar. 15, 2000.



fox



Bag and Possession Limits: No Limit



open season: State-wide, except closed within the exterior boundaries of the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie, Okanogan, Wenatchee, and Gifford Pinchot National Forests and GMUs 407, 410, and 522.



((Sept. 2, 1997-Mar. 15, 1998;)) Sept. 8, 1998-Mar. 15, 1999; Sept. 7, 1999-Mar. 15, 2000.



coyote



Bag and Possession Limits: No Limit



open season: State-wide, year around except closed from September 15 to November 30 in the Pasayten Wilderness, GMUs 426 and 450, and those portions of GMUs 218, 304, and 448 within the external boundaries of the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie, Okanogan, and Wenatchee National Forests. However, coyote may only be killed and/or pursued with hounds during the following period: ((Sept. 2, 1997-Mar. 15, 1998;)) Sept. 8, 1998-Mar. 15, 1999; Sept. 7, 1999-Mar. 15, 2000; except coyote may be hunted year around with hounds in Grant, Adams, Benton, and Franklin counties. GMU 522 is closed to coyote hunting.



forest grouse (blue, ruffed, and spruce)



Bag and Possession Limits: Three (3) grouse per day, with a total of nine (9) grouse in possession at any time; straight or mixed bag.



State-wide: Sept. 1-Dec. 31 ((during 1997, 1998, and)) 1999; except closed in GMU 522.



ptarmigan



Season closed state-wide.



Upland Birds



Eastern Washington



Ring-necked Pheasant



Bag and Possession Limits: Three (3) cock pheasants per day, with a total of fifteen (15) cock pheasants in possession at any time.



Youth Season: ((Sept. 27 & 28, 1997; September 26 & 27, 1998:)) Open only to youth hunters ((age 15 and under. Youth hunters must be)) accompanied by an adult ((of)) at least 18 years old ((who is not hunting)).



Regular Season: ((Oct. 11-Dec. 31, 1997; Oct. 10-Dec. 31, 1998;)) Oct. 9-Dec. 31, 1999.



Chukar Partridge



Bag and Possession Limits: Six (6) chukar per day, with a total of eighteen (18) chukar in possession at any time.



Regular Season: ((Oct. 1, 1997-Jan. 11, 1998; Oct. 1, 1998-Jan. 10, 1999;)) Oct. 1, 1999-Jan. 9, 2000.



Gray (Hungarian) Partridge



Bag and Possession Limits: Six (6) gray partridges per day, with a total of eighteen (18) gray partridges in possession at any time.



Regular Season: ((Oct. 1, 1997-Jan. 11, 1998; Oct. 1, 1998-Jan. 10, 1999;)) Oct. 1, 1999-Jan. 9, 2000.



Mountain Quail



Season closed throughout eastern Washington



Valley and Bobwhite Quail



Bag and Possession Limits: Ten (10) quail per day, with a total of thirty (30) quail in possession at any time, straight or mixed bag.



Youth Season: ((Sept. 27 & 28, 1997; September 26 & 27, 1998:)) Open only to youth hunters ((age 15 and under. Youth hunters must be)) accompanied by an adult ((of)) at least 18 years old ((who is not hunting)).



Regular Season: ((Oct. 11, 1997-Jan. 11, 1998; Oct. 10, 1998-Jan. 10, 1999;)) Oct. 9, 1999-Jan. 9, 2000.



Yakima Indian Reservation: The 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000 Upland Bird Seasons within the Yakima Indian Reservation shall be the same as the season established by the Yakima Indian Nation.



Western Washington



Ring-necked Pheasant



Bag and Possession Limits: Two (2) pheasants of either sex per day, with a total of fifteen (15) pheasants in possession at any time.



Early season: ((Sept. 20-26, 1997; Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 1998; and)) Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 1999 for ((juvenile)) youth hunters ((14 and under)) and ((senior)) hunters 65 years of age or older. Juvenile hunters must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old.



((Sept. 27-Nov. 30, 1997; Oct. 3-Nov. 30, 1998; and)) Regular season: Oct. 2-Nov. 30, 1999; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; except Dungeness Recreation site (Clallam County) starting ((Oct. 11, 1997; Oct. 17, 1998;)) Oct. 16, 1999; except closed in GMU 522.



A Western Washington ((Upland Bird)) Pheasant Permit is required to hunt pheasant((, quail, and partridge)) in western Washington, in addition to a current small game hunting license. Pheasant kills ((only)) must be recorded. Upon taking a pheasant, the holder of a Western Washington ((Upland Bird)) Pheasant Permit must immediately enter on the corresponding space the date and location of kill.



There are three options available for the ((1997, 1998,)) 1999 hunting season:



(1) Full Season Option: Allows the harvest of ten (10) pheasants.

(2) ((Juvenile (under 15))) Youth option: Allows the harvest of six (6) pheasants by youth hunters.

(3) ((2)) 3-Day Option: Allows the harvest of four (4) pheasants during ((two)) three consecutive days.



Every person possessing a Western Washington ((Upland Bird)) Pheasant Permit must by December 31, return the permit to the Department of Fish and Wildlife. The number of permits purchased per year is not limited.



A hunter shall select one valid option at the time they purchase their Western Washington ((Upland Bird)) Pheasant Permit.



Special Restriction: Non-toxic shot must be used in a shotgun to hunt pheasant on the Skagit Wildlife Area. Western Washington pheasant hunters must choose to hunt on either odd-numbered or even-numbered weekend days from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. at all units of Lake Terrell, Tennant Lake, Snoqualmie, Skagit, Skookumchuck, and Scatter Creek Wildlife Areas, and must indicate their choice on the western Washington ((upland bird)) pheasant permit by choosing "odd" or "even." It is unlawful to purchase an additional permit until the ten pheasant allowed on the current permit are taken. Hunters that select the ((two)) three day option, ((senior)) hunters 65 years of age or older, and ((juvenile)) youth hunters ((14 years of age or younger)) may hunt during either weekend day morning. ((Juvenile)) Youth hunters must be accompanied by an adult ((with an)) at least 18 years old. Adults must have an appropriately marked ((upland bird)) pheasant permit.



Mountain Quail



Bag and Possession Limits: Two (2) mountain quail per day, with a total of four (4) mountain quail in possession at any time.



((Oct. 11-Nov. 30, 1997; Oct. 10-Nov. 30, 1998;)) Oct. 9-Nov. 30, 1999; except closed in GMU 522.



Valley and Bobwhite Quail



Bag and Possession Limits: Ten (10) valley or bobwhite quail per day, with a total of thirty (30) valley or bobwhite quail in possession at any time; straight or mixed bag.



((Oct. 11-Nov. 30, 1997; Oct. 10-Nov. 30, 1998;)) Oct. 9-Nov. 30, 1999; except closed in GMU 522.



turkey



Spring Season



Gobblers and Turkeys with Visible Beards Only.



State-wide: ((April 15-May 15, 1997; April 15-May 15, 1998; and)) April 15-May 15, 1999.



Fall Season



Either Sex



Klickitat and Skamania counties: ((Nov. 27-Dec. 1, 1997; Nov. 26-30, 1998;)) Nov. 25-29, 1999.



Asotin, Columbia, Garfield, and Walla Walla counties: ((Nov. 27-Dec. 1, 1997; Nov. 26-30, 1998;)) Nov. 25-29, 1999. Only hunters that successfully complete the Department of Fish and Wildlife's Advanced Hunter Education (AHE) program will be eligible to hunt turkeys during this season. A certification card will be issued to all AHE graduates and must be in possession in addition to a valid small game hunting license and turkey tag while hunting in this area.



official hunting hours/bag limits:



Bag and Possession Limit: One turkey per day, with a total of three (3) per year; only one turkey from each subspecies may be killed per year in ((1997, 1998 and)) 1999((; Subspecies are defined by county of kill.



Eastern Wild Turkey: All of western Washington excluding Skamania and Klickitat counties.



Rio Grande Wild Turkey: All of eastern Washington excluding Klickitat, Ferry, Pend Oreille, and Stevens counties.



Merriam's Wild Turkey: Skamania, Klickitat, Pend Oreille, Ferry and Stevens counties.



Tag Sale Cutoff: All multiple tags must be purchased by April 14 each year; a single statewide tag may be purchased at any time)).



If a hunter intends to hunt for turkey, one turkey tag option must be selected when a small game license is purchased. If the state-wide tag option is selected, the person is precluded from purchasing any other turkey tag. The Eastern, Rio Grande and Merriam tags must be purchased before April 14 each year. The state-wide tag may be purchased at any time.



tag options:



(1) State-wide: Allows the harvest of one turkey of any subspecies during a calendar year.

(2) Eastern: Allows the harvest of one turkey during a calendar year in any western Washington county except Skamania and Klickitat.

(3) Rio Grande: Allows the harvest of one turkey during a calendar year in any eastern Washington county except Ferry, Klickitat, Pend Oreille or Stevens.

(4) Merriams: Allows the harvest of one turkey during a calendar year in Ferry, Klickitat, Pend Oreille, Skamania, or Stevens Counties.



Hunting Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset during spring and fall seasons.



special regulations:



1. Turkey season is open for shotgun and bow-and-arrow hunting only.

2. A turkey tag is required for hunting turkey.

3. Each successful hunter must complete and return a game harvest report card to the Department of Fish and Wildlife within ten days after taking a turkey.

4. It is unlawful to use dogs to hunt turkeys.



sage and sharp-tailed grouse



Season Closed State-wide.



bird dog training season



((Aug. 1, 1997-Mar. 15, 1998;)) Aug. 1, 1998-Mar. 15, 1999; and Aug. 1, 1999-Mar. 15, 2000, except from ((Sept. 27-Nov. 30, 1997, Oct. 3-Nov. 30, 1998, and)) Oct. 2-Nov. 30, 1999, dog training is prohibited except from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on designated western Washington pheasant release sites. Dog training is prohibited from Jan. 15 - Mar. 15 on the Shillapoo Wildlife Area (Region ((50 except on)) 5), except on posted portions open for year around dog training.



Dog training may be conducted year around on posted portions of: Region One - Espanola (T 24 N, R 40 E, E 1/2 of Sec. 16); Region Two - Wahluke Wildlife Area north of Highway 24; Region Three - South L.T. Murray Wildlife Area; Region Four - Fort Lewis Military Base, Skagit Wildlife Area, Lake Terrell Wildlife Area, and Snoqualmie Wildlife Area; Region Five - Shillapoo/Vancouver Lake Wildlife Area; Region Six - Scatter Creek Wildlife Area.



hip requirements:



All ((adult)) hunters ((())age 16 and over(())) of migratory game birds (duck, goose, coot, snipe, mourning dove) are required to complete a Harvest Information Program (HIP) survey form at a license dealer, and possess a Washington Migratory Bird Stamp as evidence of compliance with this requirement when hunting migratory game birds. Youth hunters (((age 15 and under))) are required to complete a HIP survey form ((available through WDFW offices)), and possess a free Washington Youth Migratory Bird ((Stamp)) Authorization as evidence of compliance with this requirement when hunting migratory game birds.



canada goose september season



Bag and Possession Limits: Three (3) Canada geese per day with a total of six (6) in possession at any time.



State-wide: ((September 8-14, 1998, except closed in that area of Quilcene Bay lying north and east of Quilcene Boat Haven;)) September 7-13, 1999.



band-tailed pigeon



Closed Season State-wide.



mourning dove



Bag and possession limits: Ten (10) mourning doves per day with a total of twenty (20) mourning doves in possession at any time.



State-wide: ((Sept. 1-15, 1997; Sept. 1-15, 1998; and)) Sept. 1-15, 1999; except closed in GMU 522.



rabbit and hare



Cottontail, Snowshoe Hare (or Washington Hare), and Jackrabbit.



Bag and Possession Limits: Five (5) rabbits or hares per day, with a total of fifteen (15) in possession at any time; straight or mixed bag.



State-wide: ((Sept. 1, 1997-Mar. 15, 1998;)) Sept. 1, 1998-Mar. 15, 1999; Sept. 1, 1999-Mar. 15, 2000; except closed in GMU 522 and closed Jan. 15-Mar. 15 on Shillapoo Wildlife Area (Region 5).



crows



Bag and possession limits: No limits



State-wide: ((Oct. 1, 1997-Jan. 31, 1998;)) Oct. 1, 1998-Jan. 31, 1999; Oct. 1, 1999-Jan. 31, 2000.



falconry seasons



Upland Game Bird - Falconry



Daily bag: Two (2) pheasants (either sex), six (6) partridge, five (5) quail, and three (3) forest grouse (blue, ruffed, spruce) per day.



State-wide: ((Sept. 1, 1997-Mar. 15, 1998;)) Sept. 1, 1998-Mar. 15, 1999; Sept. 1, 1999-Mar. 15, 2000.



Mourning Dove - Falconry



Daily Bag: Three (3) mourning doves per day straight bag or mixed bag with snipe, coots, ducks, and geese during established seasons.



State-wide: ((Sept. 1-15 and Oct. 1-Dec. 31, 1997; Sept. 1-15 and Oct. 1-Dec. 31, 1998; and)) Sept. 1-15 and Oct. 1-Dec. 31, 1999.



Cottontail and Hare - Falconry



Daily bag: Five (5) rabbits or hares per day; straight or mixed bag.



State-wide: ((Aug. 1, 1997-Mar. 15, 1998;)) Aug. 1, 1998-Mar. 15, 1999; Aug. 1, 1999-Mar. 15, 2000, for cottontail, snowshoe hare (or Washington hare), white-tailed and black-tailed jackrabbits.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 98-17-039 (Order 98-154), 232-28-264, filed 8/13/98, effective 9/13/98; 98-10-002 (Order 98-55), 232-28-264, filed 4/22/98, effective 5/23/98; 97-18-021 (Order 97-166), 232-28-264, filed 8/25/97, effective 9/25/97; 97-06-045 (Order 97-28), 232-28-264, filed 2/27/97, effective 3/30/97.]

OTS-2673.1

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 98-57, filed 4/22/98, effective 5/23/98)



WAC 232-28-272  1998-99 and 1999-2000 Black bear and cougar hunting seasons and regulations.



Black Bear Seasons:



(1) General Season in Eastern Washington: ((August 1-November 8, 1998 and)) August 1-November 7, 1999, except ((September 8-November 8, 1998 and)) September 7-November 7, 1999 in that part of GMU 113 north of the line beginning at the mouth of Mill Creek on the Pend Oreille River; E along Mill Creek to Le Clerc Creek Rd.; N on Le Clerc Creek Rd. to USFS Rd. 1200; E on USFS Rd. 1200 to Pyramid Pass (Colville NF\ID Panhandle NF boundary); E on USFS Rd. 312 to USFS Rd. 658; N on USFS Rd. 658 to USFS Rd. 219; E on USFS Rd. 219 to the state line and in GMUs 145-186.

(2) General Season in Western Washington: August 1-November 15, 1998 and August 1-November 14, 1999, except July 15-November 15, 1998 and July 15-November 14, 1999 on PLWMAs 401 and 600 and on Long Island where the seasons are September 1-November 15, 1998 and September 1-November 14, 1999.





License ((and Tag(s))) Required: A valid big game hunting license ((and valid species tag(s) are)) which includes black bear as a species option is required to hunt black bear. One black bear transport tag is included with a big game hunting license that has black bear as a species option. A second black bear transport tag must be purchased to take a second bear.



Bag Limit: Two (2) black bear per annual hunting season only one of which may be taken in Eastern Washington outside of GMUs 304, 306, 308 or 316.

((Tag Information: To take one (1) bear a hunter must purchase either a damage bear tag or a general bear tag. To take two (2) bears a hunter must purchase both a damage bear tag and a general bear tag. A damage bear tag is valid only in western Washington, and in GMUs 304, 306, 308, and 316 in eastern Washington. A general bear tag is valid statewide.))



Hunting Method: Hunters may use any lawful big game modern firearm, archery, or muzzleloader equipment for hunting black bear. The use of hounds and bait to hunt black bear is prohibited statewide.



GMUs Closed to Bear Hunting: 157 (Mill Creek Watershed), 485 (Green River), and 522 (Loo-wit).



Harvest Report Cards: All hunters that purchase ((black bear transport tag(s))) a big game hunting license which includes black bear as an option are required to fill out and return their black bear harvest report card(s). Successful hunters must complete the report card(s) and return within 10 days after taking an animal. Unsuccessful hunters are required to complete and return their report card(s) within 10 days after the close of the bear season.



Submitting Bear Teeth: Successful bear hunters must submit the black bear premolar tooth located behind the canine tooth of the upper jaw.



Cougar Season:



General Statewide Season: August 1, 1998-March 15, 1999 and August 1, 1999-March 15, 2000.



License ((and Tag(s))) Required: A valid big game hunting license ((and valid species tag are)) which includes cougar as a species option is required to hunt cougar.



Bag Limit: ((One (1))) Two (2) cougar ((may be taken during the)) per annual hunting season. It is unlawful to kill or possess spotted cougar kittens or adult cougars accompanied by spotted kittens.



Tag Information: One cougar transport tag is included with a big game license that has cougar as a species option. A second cougar transport tag must be purchased to take a second cougar.



Hunting Method: Hunters may use any lawful big game modern firearm, archery, or muzzleloader equipment for hunting cougar. Cougar may also be hunted with a.22 caliber centerfire rifle with a mushrooming or expanding type bullet weighing greater than 50 grains. The use of hounds to hunt cougar is prohibited statewide.



GMUs Closed to Cougar Hunting: 157 (Mill Creek Watershed), 485 (Green River), and 522 (Loo-wit).



Harvest Report Cards: All hunters that purchase a ((cougar transport tag)) big game license which includes cougar as a species option are required to fill out and return their cougar harvest report card. Successful hunters must complete the report card and return within 10 days after taking an animal. Unsuccessful hunters are required to complete and return their report card within 10 days after the close of the cougar season.



Cougar Pelt Sealing: Any person who takes a cougar must notify the department within 72 hours of kill (excluding legal state holidays) and provide the hunter's name, date and location of kill, and sex of animal. The raw pelt of a cougar must be sealed by an authorized department employee within five days of the notification of kill. Any person who takes a cougar must present the cougar skull, in such a manner that teeth and biological samples can be extracted, to an authorized department employee at the time of sealing.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 98-10-008 (Order 98-57), 232-28-272, filed 4/22/98, effective 5/23/98.]

OTS-2672.2

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 98-56, filed 4/22/98, effective 5/23/98)



WAC 232-28-271  Private lands wildlife management area hunting seasons, rules and boundary descriptions.



deer general seasons on private lands

wildlife management areas



Champion (PLWMA 401) Kapowsin Tree Farm
Hunting Method ((1998 Dates 1999 Dates Special Restrictions
Archery August 28- Sept. 10 August ((27)) 28-Sept. ((9)) 10 ((Any Deer)) 2 Pt. Min. or Antlerless
October 1-9 October 1-9 ((Any Deer)) 2 Pt. Min. or Antlerless
Modern Firearm October 10-25 October ((9)) 10-24 2 Pt. Min.
Muzzleloader November 23-Dec. 7)) November ((23)) 24-Dec. ((7)) 5 ((Antlerless Only)) 2 Pt. Min. or Antlerless




Merrill and Ring (PLWMA 600) Pysht Tree Farm
Hunting Method ((1998 Dates 1999 Dates Special Restrictions
Archery September 15-30 September 15-30 Either Sex South Unit
Nov. 25-Dec. 31 Nov. 24-Dec. 31 Antlerless Only North Unit; Either Sex South Unit
Modern Firearm Oct. 17-31 Oct. 16-31 Buck Only South Unit
Nov. 19-22 Nov. 18-21 Buck Only South Unit
Muzzleloader Oct. 1-9)) Oct. 1-9 Antlerless Only North Unit; Buck Only South Unit




((elk general seasons on private lands

wildlife management areas



Champion (PLWMA 401) Kapowsin Tree Farm
Hunting Method Elk Tag 1998 Dates 1999 Dates Special Restrictions
Archery WA Aug. 28-Sept.10 Aug. 27-Sept. 9 Antlerless Only - Harvest Quota of 3
Modern Firearm WG, WP Closed Closed
Muzzleloader WM Nov. 23-Dec. 7 Nov. 23-Dec. 7 Antlerless Only - Harvest Quota of 3))






((1998)) 1999 DEER PERMIT SEASONS ON

PRIVATE LANDS WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS



((1998)) 1999 - Mule Deer

Wilson Permit Draw Permits. Hunters apply to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in WDFW permit draw process. Only hunters possessing a modern firearm deer tag are eligible for Wilson draw hunts. Hunters are limited to one day of hunting during the permit season.

Hunt Name Permit Number Permit Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Wilson A 1 Oct. 1-Dec. 31 Buck Only, Youth Hunters Only.* PLWMA 201
Wilson B 29 Oct. 1-Dec 31 Antlerless Only, Youth Hunters Only.* PLWMA 201
Wilson C 29 Oct. 1-Dec 31 Antlerless Only, Persons of Disability Only PLWMA 201
Wilson D 29 Oct. 1-Dec 31 Antlerless Only, AHE Hunters Only PLWMA 201
Wilson E 1 Oct. 1-Dec 31 Buck Only, Persons of Disability Only PLWMA 201
Wilson F 1 Oct. 1-Dec 31 Buck Only, AHE Only PLWMA 201
.*((Applicants)) Youth hunters must be ((15 years old or younger by opening date of the permit season)) under 16 years of age and must be accompanied by an adult during the hunt.



Access for these hunts are for one day, scheduled by the manager. There are no access fees for these hunts. All hunters shall have a valid ((hunting license,)) modern firearm deer tag((,)) and written authorization from the manager to participate in these hunts. All other hunting regulations apply.





((1998 - Blacktail Deer

Champion's Kapowsin Tree Farm -

Champion Permit Draw Deer Permits - Hunters apply to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in WDFW permit draw process.

Hunt Name Permit Number Permit Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Kapowsin North 50 Dec. 11-15 Antlerless Only, Senior Hunters (Age 65.+) PLWMA 401 A North
Kapowsin Central 100 Dec. 11-15 Antlerless Only PLWMA 401 B Central
Kapowsin South 100 Dec. 12, 13 19, 20 Antlerless Only, Youth or Persons of Disability Only)) PLWMA 401 C South





1999 - Blacktail Deer

Champion's Kapowsin Tree Farm -

Champion Permit Draw Deer Permits - Hunters apply to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in WDFW permit draw process.

Hunt Name Permit Number Permit Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Kapowsin North 25 Dec. 10-12 Antlerless Only, Age 65 and older Hunters PLWMA 401 A North
Kapowsin Central 50 Dec. 10-12 Antlerless Only PLWMA 401 B Central
Kapowsin South 25 Dec. 10-12 Antlerless Only

Youth Hunters

PLWMA 401 C South
25 Dec. 10-12 Antlerless Only

Person of Disability

PLWMA 401 C South







access quotas and raffle seasons

on private lands wildlife management areas



((1998)) 1999 - Mule Deer

Wilson Creek Area - Access Quotas and Seasons

Only hunters possessing ((appropriate)) a modern firearm deer tag((s (modern firearm or archery))) are eligible for access authorizations on PLWMA 201. You may contact the PLWMA manager((, Dave Stevens,)) at (509) 345-((0121)) 2577 for information on these hunts.

Hunt Name Quota Access Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Wilson 50 Oct. 1-Dec. 31 Any Deer (Access Fee) Modern Firearm Deer Tag PLWMA 201
((Wilson 2 Sept.1-30 Buck Only (Access Fee) Archery Deer Tag)) PLWMA 201





((1998)) 1999 - Blacktail Deer

Champion's Kapowsin Tree Farm -- Raffle Quotas and Seasons

Hunter must contact Champion for auction/raffle permit opportunity.

Only hunters possessing a valid deer tag (any ((1998)) 1999 deer tag) are eligible for Champion buck permits. Hunters drawing a Champion deer raffle permit may purchase a second deer tag for the Champion hunt. Persons interested in these deer permits should contact Champion Pacific Timberlands, Inc., 31716 Camp 1 Road, Orting, WA 98360. For more information, please call Champion at (((360) 782-1493)) 1-800-782-1493.

Hunt Name ((Quota)) Permit Number Raffle Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Kapowsin North/Buck 8 Nov. ((7-22)) 6-18 Buck Only (Auction/Raffle) PLWMA 401 A North
Kapowsin Central/Buck 29 Nov. ((7-22)) 6-18 Buck Only (Auction/Raffle) PLWMA 401 B Central
Kapowsin South/Buck 14 Nov. ((7-22)) 6-18 Buck Only (Auction/Raffle) PLWMA 401 C South





1999 Blacktail Deer

Champion's Kapowsin Tree Farm - Antlerless Harvest Quotas

Hunts open only to persons purchasing Champion's annual access permits.

Hunting Method Harvest Quota 1999 Permit Season Special Restrictions Boundary Descriptions
Any Legal 5 Dec. 17-19 Antlerless Only PLWMA 401 North

Kapowsin North

Any Legal 10 Dec. 17-19 Antlerless Only PLWMA 401 Central

Kapowsin Central

Any Legal 10 Dec. 17-19 Antlerless Only PLWMA 401 South

Kapowsin South





((1998)) 1999 - Blacktail Deer

Merrill and Ring's Pysht Tree Farm - Raffle Quotas and Seasons

An access fee will be charged by the landowner for hunting on the Pysht Tree Farm. Pysht North A is archery only, all other hunts are open to any legal weapon hunters. The following hunts are raffle hunts offered by Merrill and Ring. Only hunters possessing a valid deer tag (any ((1998)) 1999 deer tag) are eligible for Merrill and Ring hunts. Persons interested in these hunts should contact Merrill and Ring, 11 Pysht River Rd., Clallam Bay, WA 98326. For more information, please call Merrill and Ring at (((360) 963-2378)) 1-800-998-2382.

Hunt Name Quota Raffle Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
Pysht North A 15 Sept. 15-30 Raffle, Archery, 3 pt. minimum or Antlerless ((Only)) PLWMA 600 A North
Pysht North B 40 Oct. 19-31 Raffle, Antlerless Only PLWMA 600 A North
Pysht North C 30 Nov. 10-24 Raffle, 3 Pt. Min. or Antlerless PLWMA 600 A North
Pysht South A 40 Oct. 19-31 Raffle, Antlerless Only PLWMA 600 B South







elk raffle seasons on private lands wildlife management areas



((1998)) 1999 - Elk

Champion (PLWMA 401) Kapowsin Tree Farm - Raffle Quotas and Seasons

Only hunters possessing a valid ((elk tag (any 1998)) 1999 elk tag(())) and meeting the special restrictions noted for each hunt are eligible for Champion access permits on PLWMA 401. Hunters must contact Champion for auction/raffle permit opportunity. Hunters drawing a Champion elk raffle permit are eligible to purchase a second elk tag for the Champion hunt. Champion Pacific Timberland Inc., 31716 Camp 1 Road, Orting, Washington 98360. For more information, please call Champion at (((360) 782-1493)) 1-800-782-1493.

Hunt Name Quota Raffle Season Special Restrictions Boundary Descriptions
Kapowsin Bull North 2 Sept. 15-30 Auction/Raffle Any Bull, Any Tag PLWMA 401 A North
Kapowsin Bull Central 2 Sept. 15-30 Auction/Raffle Any Bull, Any Tag PLWMA 401 B Central
Kapowsin Bull South 2 Sept. 15-30 Auction/Raffle Any Bull, Any Tag PLWMA 401 C South





((1998)) 1999 - Elk

Merrill and Ring PLWMA 600 Pysht Tree Farm - Raffle Quota and Season

Hunter must contact Merrill and Ring for raffle hunt opportunity. For more information please call Merrill and Ring at (((360) 963-2378)) 1-800-998-2382 or write to them at Merrill and Ring Tree Farm, 11 Pysht River Rd., Clallam Bay, WA 98326.

Hunt Name Quota Raffle Season Special Restrictions Boundary Descriptions
Pysht 2 Sept. 1-14 Raffle Any Bull, Any Tag PLWMA 600



area descriptions - private lands wildlife management areas



PLWMA 201 - Wilson Creek (Grant County): This area surrounds Billy Clapp Lake directly north of the town of Stratford and northwest of the town of Wilson Creek. The legal description is T22N, R29E; north 1/2 of Section 3, Section 4 except southeast 1/4 of southeast 1/4 and north 1/2 of northwest 1/4; Section 5; Section 6 north of State Highway 28; Sections 8 and 9. T23N, R29E, Sections 5, 6, 7, and 8; Sections 13, 14, 17, and 18; Section 19 except for northwest 1/4 of the southwest 1/4; Sections 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, and 29; southeast 1/4 of Section 30; Section 31; Section 32 south 1/2 of northwest 1/4 and north 1/2 of southwest 1/4; Sections 33, 34, and 35. T23N, R28E, Sections 1 and 2, Section 3 except west 1/4; Section 4 except southwest 1/4 and east 1/2 of southeast 1/4; Section 5; Section 6 except west 1/4; Sections 7 and 8; Section 9 except south 1/2; north 1/2 of Section 10 except west 1/4; Section 11 except south 1/4; north 1/2 of Section 12; Section 15 except that part within Stratford Game Reserve; Section 16 except northeast 1/4; Sections 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, and 23; Sections 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 33; north 1/2 and north 1/2 of south 1/2 of Section 34; Section 35 except that part in game reserve. T23N, R27E, Section 11, south 1/2 of southwest 1/4 and west 1/4 of southeast 1/4 of Section 12; Sections 13 and 14; Section 22 except west 1/2 of southwest 1/4; Sections 23, 24, 25, 26, and 27. T24N, R28E, Section 35. T24N, R29E, Section 31; west 1/2 of Section 32. Public lands with the external boundaries are not part of the PLWMA.



PLWMA 401 - Champion (Pierce County): Beginning at the intersection of Champion haul road (Champion 1 Rd.) and the Camp One Road near the town of Kapowsin; then southwest along ((Champion 1 Rd. to east side of Lake Kapowsin; then along)) the east side of Lake Kapowsin to Ohop Creek; then up Ohop Creek to Champion ownership line; then along ownership line to ((N.W.)) S.W. corner ((Section 31, T17N, R5E; then south along section line to 1/4 corner )) of the north half of Section 6, T16N, R5E; then easterly along Weyerhaeuser/Champion ownership line to the intersection with Busy Wild Creek; then up Busy Wild Creek to intersection with Champion ownership on the section line between Sections 10 & 15, T15N, R6E; then west and south along DNR/Champion ownership line and Plum Creek Timber Co./Champion ownership line to most southerly point of Champion ownership (northwest of Ashford, WA); then easterly along Champion ownership line to DNR/Champion ownership line; then north and east to USFS/Champion ownership line; then ((north)) east along USFS/Champion ownership line to S.W. corner of Section 31, T16N, R7E; then ((east)) north along USFS/Champion ownership line to ((S.E.)) N.W. corner Section ((31)) 32, T16N, R7E; then ((north along USFS/Champion ownership line to N.W. corner Section 32, T16N, R7E; then)) east along Plum Creek Timber Co./USFS ownership line to N.E. corner of Section 32, T16N, R7E; then south along USFS/Champion ownership line to S.E. corner Section 32, T16N, R7E; then east along USFS/Champion ownership line to Mount Rainier National Park Boundary; then north along Mount Rainier National Park Boundary to N.E. corner Section ((33 T17N, R7E; then following north and west along USFS/Champion ownership line to intersection with SR 165 near the N.E. corner Section)) 24, T17N, R7E; then northwest along SR 165 to intersection with Carbon River; then down Carbon River to the BPA Transmission Line; then south and west along the powerline to the Fisk Road; then south along the Fisk Road to the King Creek Gate; then north and west along the Brooks Road BPA Transmission line; then southwest along BPA Transmission line to the Puyallup River (excluding all small, private ownerships); then up Puyallup River to intersection with Champion haul road bridge; then south along Champion haul road to point of beginning. Another portion of PLWMA 401 Champion is the Buckley block (Kapowsin North described as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the BPA Transmission line and South Prairie Creek; then up South Prairie Creek to East Fork South Prairie Creek; then up East Fork South Prairie Creek to Plum Creek Timber Co./Champion ownership line (on south line of Section 33, T19N, R7E); then along Champion ownership line to center line of Section 34, T19N, R7E; then north and east along DNR/Champion ownership line to S.W. corner of Section 27, T19N, R7E; then north along Weyerhaeuser/Champion ownership line to White River; then down White River to where it crosses west line Section 6, T19N, R7E; then south and west along Champion ownership line to intersection with South Prairie Creek; then up South Prairie Creek to point of beginning.



PLWMA 401A - Kapowsin North (Buckley): That portion of PLWMA 401 description which includes the Buckley block.



PLWMA 401B - Kapowsin Central (King Creek): That portion of PLWMA 401 description which lies to the north of the Puyallup River, excluding the Buckley block.



PLWMA 401C - Kapowsin South (Kapowsin): That portion of PLWMA 401 description which lies to the south of the Puyallup River.



PLWMA 600 - Merrill and Ring (Clallam County): Beginning at Clallam Bay, east along the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the mouth of Deep Creek, then south along Deep Creek to the township line between Townships 30 and 31, then west along said township line to Highway 113 (Burnt Mt. Road) and north along Burnt Mt. Road (Highway 112 and 113) to Clallam Bay and point of beginning, except the following described lands: T31N R10W: E 1/2 W 1/2, E 1/2 West of Deep Creek Section 19, Except SW 1/4 NW 1/4, SW 1/4, W 1/2 E 1/2 West of Deep Creek Section 30, Except North & West of Deep Creek Section 31: T31N R11W; Except the SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Section 7, Except that portion of NW 1/4 SE 1/4 which is County Park Section 10, Except the NE 1/4 NE 1/4 Section 14, Except W 1/2, W 1/2 E 1/2, SE 1/4 NE 1/4, NE 1/4 SE 1/4 Section 16, Except SW 1/4 NE 1/4 Section 17, Except NW 1/4 NW 1/4, SE 1/4 NW 1/4, SE 1/4, NE 1/4, NW 1/4 SE 1/4 Section 18, Except W 1/2 SW 1/4, SW 1/4 NE 1/4 Section 19, Except W 1/2 SW 1/4 Section 27, Except S 1/2 S 1/2, N 1/2 SW 1/4 Section 28, Except E 1/2 SE 1/4, SW 1/4 SE 1/4, NE 1/4, SW 1/4 Section 29, Except SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Section 30, Except NE 1/4 Section 31, Except All Section 32, Except All Section 33, except SW 1/4 NE 1/4, S 1/2 Section 34, T31N R12W; Except SE 1/4 SE 1/4, W 1/2 SE 1/4 East of Highway 112 Section 4, Except All East of Highway 112 Section 9, Except E 1/2 NE 1/4, SW 1/4 NE 1/4, W 1/2, SW 1/4, NW 1/4 SE 1/4 Section 13, Except S 1/2 SE 1/4 Section 14, Except E 1/2 NW 1/4 East of Highway 112 Section 23, Except N 1/2 SW 1/4, SE 1/4 NW 1/4 Section 24, Except SE 1/4 SW 1/4, SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Section 26, Except N 1/2 N 1/2, NE 1/4 SW 1/4 Section 35, Except All Section 36: T32N R12W; Except W 1/2 SE 1/4 Section 21, Except All Section 22, Except NW 1/4 Section 27, Except NE 1/4, N 1/2 SE 1/4, E 1/2 W 1/2 East of Highway 112 Section 28, Except E 1/2 W 1/2 East of Highway 112 Section 33, Except S 1/2 Section 36.



PLWMA 600A North - Merrill and Ring North: That portion of PLWMA 600 north of Highway 112.



PLWMA 600B South - Merrill and Ring South: That portion of PLWMA 600 south of Highway 112.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 98-10-009 (Order 98-56), 232-28-271, filed 4/22/98, effective 5/23/98; 98-01-206 (Order 97-248), 232-28-271, filed 12/23/97, effective 1/23/98.]

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